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Dr. Jaimol James

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Dr. Jaimol James
, Asst Professor, Department of Economics, St.Dominic's College, Kanjirappally

James, Dr. Jaimol. "IMPACT OF WTO REFORMS ON INDIAN CARDAMOM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 2385-2399, Accessed Mar. 2019.
James, D. (2019, March). IMPACT OF WTO REFORMS ON INDIAN CARDAMOM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 2385-2399. Retrieved from
James, Dr. Jaimol. "IMPACT OF WTO REFORMS ON INDIAN CARDAMOM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 2385-2399. Accessed March, 2019.


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Cardamom, the queen of spices, is native to the Evergreen forest of Western India. Until the mid of 1980's, India has the monopoly in cardamom trade. However, after that its exports as well as production started declining. Once the leading producer and exporter of cardamom, India now struggles to stand in the field of trade. Cardamom economy in Kerala confronted many challenges both in production and in price front. Media in the country and also the growers and traders of the crop argued that the trade liberalization policy adopted by India put the cardamom economy in to its present situation. So this study made an attempt to analyze the various provisions under W.T.O relates to cardamom economy and how it affects this sector. India should take the advantage of the different provisions of the W.T.O. agreements related to spices trade and for that, an efficient bureaucracy and enlightened farmers and traders should emerge.